Tech's Top Turnaround Artists

By Bloomberg Rankings and Marcus Chan - 2013-10-18T00:20:24Z

Courtesy Applied Micro Circuits Corporation

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14. Paramesh Gopi, Applied Micro Circuits

Before: Applied Micro's total return was down 69.9 percent in the two years before the company announced Paramesh Gopi would be the new CEO. By comparison, the S&P 500's total return was down 39.2 percent during that same period.

After: Since Gopi's appointment in January 2009, Applied Micro's stock had a total return of 231.2 percent as of Oct. 11. By comparison, the S&P 500 had a total return of 128.1 percent during the same period.